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's the latest. melissa harris-perry with the nation. thanks for joining us. >> you can have the last word online at thelastword.msnbc.com. >> thanks for having me on last hour. >>> thanks to you for staying with us for the next hour. this is the u.s. navy ship built in newport news, virginia, in 1969. the uss mount whitney is a big command and control ship which essentially means it can oversee really complex operations that the military is involved in. it was deployed to haiti, for example, in 1994 as the united states played a roll in ousting the military hunta that had taken over that country. remember when john mccain said today we are all georgians, when russia and the nation of georgia were having a war, and john mccain wanted us to start fighting russia alongside the georgians? it was the uss whitney deployed to bring humanitarian aid. it was the first ship to reach that georgia n part it went to. that's considered to be the most advanced command and control ship that the united states has ever floated. it is where the u.s. has been running the libyan war out of. between the admiral and a
. >> good evening, lawrence. >>> thank you at home for staying with us the next hour. in the united states of america, we are used to thinking of ourselves as a super power, as a world leader, as a country capable of throwing our weight around when we feel the need to. that's really only when you take a step back, take sort of a wide historical view that you realize one of the consequences of that self image, that self concept is that we end up feeling that need to throw our weight around quite a lot. we go to war all the time. big wars, little wars, medium sized wars, weird wars, normal wars, wars. america as a country fights a lot of wars. >> the participation of american forces in beirut will again be for a limited period, but i concluded there is no alternative to their returning to lebanon if they have a chance to stand on their feet. grenada was a friendly island paradise for tourism. it was ready to export terror and undermine democracy. we got there just in time. at 7:00 this evening eastern time, air and naval forces of the united states launched a series of strikes against the he
at the university of maryland. peter, it's good to have you with us. >> nice to be here. >> what happens in june, though. we can all guess what might happen. what are the realities once the fed stops buying the treasury. >> we can expect mortgage rates to rise. that won't be good for what is already a quite weak housing market. on top of that, the economy has got a negative on it from higher gas prices, higher food prices. but this cut in social security tax compensates for that. well, come june with commodity prices continue to go rise, interest prices go up, that could slow the recovery. >> how can we compensate for this extra $75 billion that the fed was providing each month? with that going away, where are we going to get the cash infusion that's going to keep things in the economy that we bounce back to this level suspended at? >> well, we just can't invent that money. it's going to be to be tapped off other things. more competition for capital which means folks who want to buy a house will pay a higher interest rate. the brief recovery we had in prices is petering away. i think it really s
it up. see you tomorrow. thanks for being with us. "happening now" starts right now. jenna: breaking develop -pblts and brand-new stories this hour. the scale of japan's disaster one of the worst in history. another strong earthquake shakes tokyo. a tsunami clams one coastal city, the damage $40 million. forces loyal to moammar gadhafi reportedly making big gains. word they captured an opposition stronghold west of the capitol. what is next, a question we are going to ask. it's all new and live and it's "happening now." greg: a lot of news to get to on this tuesday. good morning to you i'm jon scott. jenna: good morning, i'm jenna lee. we are here in the fox newsroom. happening right now a new aftershock rocking gentleman man as the nation koeps with a nuclear disaster in the making after a third exemploys at one of your plants causing radiation to league out at dangerous levels. the water meant to cool off the fuel rods now reportedly boiling, a very tphopl must sign, jon, some way. greg: that's right. at least two dozen people nearby getting the contamination treatment while anothe
administration's risk base driven approach to aviation security and specifically the use of advanced imaging technology. as a chief technology officer, i will focus on the aspects and lee will discuss the human aspect. before going into detail, the technology is vital to the nation's ability to keep travelers safe in the 9/11 world. we face a determined enemy bent on our way of life. they arrested a man planning an attack on the dc subway system and a young saw disrespectful frankly -- saudi man was arrested. whether it was a failed attack in 2009, the plot in october, or the intelligence plots we see every day, al-qaeda and intelligence groups continue to target our system. we have to detect today's threat, not yesterday's. we have a able system that works in several measures. one aspect of the check point is what we're hear to discuss today. mr. chairman, well hidden devices are among the gravest threat to security. while there's no sell veer bullet, this gives us the best opportunity to detect the threats. we piloted the technology in early 2007 knowing of these threats. following analys
is in recess. we are going to focus on the story from libya. and your calls and reaction as u.s. and allies strike those targets. 202-737-0002, our line for democrats. 202-737-0001 for republicans. for independence, the number to call is 202-628-0205. here are some of the headlines from domestic newspapers beginning with "new york post." "take that gaddafi." "strike one." an air assault, no ground troops, but tomahawk missiles continue to strike those targets. some other headlines beginning with the chicago tribune. u.s. allies are attacking libya. most of it right along the coast. you can see along the mediterranean sea. l.a. times -- attacks on libya. you can see from the u.s. and navy destroyers. operation "odyssey dawn" was the name of the operation. from the "richmond times- dispatch", the u.s. striking libyan forces. and from the "miami herald", libya under fire. you can join the conversation online at twitter.com/cspanwj. caller: good morning. i would like to know what the heck is going on. here we are and another freakin' war. congress is on vacation. who is minding the store? i'm a
is set to have broadband speeds 200 times faster than the u.s. average. go to our website for more questions and answers. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week. and i will see you next week. >>> your child gets into college. now the hard part -- how do you pay for it? we'll help you track down the money this hour. >>> and in these tough times, you might need to update your resumÉ. we've got some do's and don't's in the 4:00 p.m. eastern hour. >>> and 5:00, thousands of women take on walmart in a sex discrimination suit. it could be the most important case the u.s. supreme court hears this term. you're in the cnn news room, i'm fredricka witfield. >>> on the international front, rebel forces in libya say they are controlling two more key towns in their advance to tripoli. this is smoke hanging over the city of ras laneuf that where an opposition spokesman tells cnn government troops have pulled out of ports. both places were claimed by pro gadhafi forces at the start of the civil war. the next major city is moammar gadhafi's home town. rebel forces anticipate
residents not to worry about radiation plume expected to reach the u.s. later today. >>> also this morning another major story unfolding. the u.n. backed libya's rebels approving a no-fly zone and clearing the path for military action against moammar gadhafi as early as today. we'll bring you the very latest from both libya and japan, "early" this friday morning, march 18th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good friday morning to you, i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. good morning to you. following two major stories on the "early" show this morning. >> of course we're looking at japan. but libya, as we mentioned briefly, the u.n. security council voting to approve that no-fly zone. as you can imagine, there are some strong reaction from moammar gadhafi. he's seen in the video there. many saying this really does pave the way for a military action. what could that mean? what could it look like? we'll get you the very latest on that coming up here. >> exactly. but first let's begin with the very latest on the disaster in japan. the danger level is being raised in
to get ready for nic robertson who will join us from the hotel where it happened. as he's preparing to get ready, i want to tell you we're told the woman has been released and they're saying it's a criminal case against four individuals who have an attorney that they're saying, but, again, the woman has been released, that's according to a government official. she said over the course of two days she had been roughed up and raped at the hands of moammar gadhafi's militia. that woman burst into the hotel full of journalists having breakfast say sheg hing she had raped and beaten. our cameras and many other cameras were broken and virtually annihilated so there would be no evidence in this case. we did manage to save the video. as nic prepares to get ready, we want to give you the latest on our libya coverage that is explosion and tracer fire over tripoli. that was just a short time ago in the capital city. it's not clear where the explosions were coming from, but coalition forces continue to enforce a no-fly zone over the country. i want you to check out this video from a british fir
. phoenix, arizona on our line for republicans. what should the president say on the u.s. involvement in libya on monday? caller: if he's the intelligent president i want him to tell us why we're going into libya and not the sudan and not bahrain. i think it's un:tionable to open another front when we're spending millions a day on iraq and afghanistan and 50% of our revenue goes to defense. host: the sudan would be another front, too. caller: we could help solve that with humanitarian aid. with the cost in fossil fuels, if we paid the actual cost that fossil fuels cost us, we would pay $12.50 a gallon for gasoline because these wars are about oil. what i'm saying is if he's the innocent president then why doesn't he talk about -- intelligent president why doesn't he talk about the bahrain or sudan? he's doing it for oil just like the last -- just like the iraq war. and i think we need to question why we're doing these things. if we want to help people resisting and trying for democracy, let's do that. but let's not be hidden about our agenda.
.msnbc.com. good evening, rachel. >> in the united states of america, we are used to thinking of ourselves as a super power and throwing our weight around when he feel the need to. only when you take a step back and take a wide historical view that you realize one of the consequences of that self concept is that we end up feeing that need to throw our weight around quite a lot. we go to war all the time big wars, little wars, yum wars and wars. america fights a lot of wars. >> the participation will be for a limited period, but i concluded there is no alternative to returning to lebanon if they are to have a chance to stand on their own feet. grenada is a friendly island paradise for tourism. it was a colony getting ready as a bastian to export terror and undermine democracy. we got there just in time. >> at 7:00 eastern time, air forces of the united states launched a series of strikes against the headquarters, terrorists for 70s and military assets that support mo ma gadhafi's activities. >> allied forces began an attack in iraq and kuwait. these attacks continue as i speak. >> let me sa
that was run by the u.s. will be commanded by nato, an obama diplomatic win. but many in congress warn president obama not to send u.s. ground troops to depose gadhafi, who is said to be in this car today. >> yes, we want him out. no, we don't want to do it at the enormous cost of military invasion. >> reporter: the president has to justify taking sides in what some see as a civil war. >> will america's commitment & end in days, not weeks, as the president promised? >> reporter: defense secretary gates admitted on "meet the press," libya is not vital. >> no, i don't think it's vital interests for the united states, but we clearly have interests there, and it's a part of the recently, which is a vital interest for the united states. >> reporter: a region in chaos, uprisings in egypt, syria, bahrain, jordan, might the president commit the u.s. military elsewhere. libya's already cost about $1 billion. with no clear end in sight. >>> tonight, some u.s. naviville vessels are reported to be pulling out of the mediterranean. tomorrow, u.s. allies meet about libya. the plan is to put pressure
. >> we begin with the crisis in libya. the u.s. military is joining other nations with air attacks. we have video cued up showing tomahawk missiles being fired. the air assault is being called operation odyssey dawn. thanks for joining us at 10:00, i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maurine. france are main players in the operation using sea and air fleets to attack. steve is in tripoli with the latest. >> reporter: this is one of the first tomahawk missiles launched from a u.s. navy destroyer in the mediterranean. more than 100 fires, their target is libya's air defense systems. a senior u.s. official says the strikes severely disabled them, clearing the way for air patrols by french fighter jets to cripple libya's air power. moammar gadhafi vowing revenge, staying arms are being opened to let people defend the country and threatening to attack military and civilian targets in the mediterranean region. the mediterranean and north africa will become a real war zone because of this irresponsible act and all countries interest in the reason will be in danger starting from now because of this m
senators gary hart and norm coleman assess president obama's decision to use u.s. military power in libya. >> ifill: then, we get a report from a japan battered by nuclear disaster and now facing elevated radiation levels in its tap water. >> lehrer: miles o'brien looks at the future for u.s. nuclear power in the wake of the japan crisis. >> ifill: ray suarez reports on how the north african nation of morocco is working to avoid becoming the next target of regional unrest. >> reporter: in washington, morocco's foreign minister gave us an overview of king mohammed's planned reforms for a country facing some of the same discontents as its neighbors. >> you know what i feel like? i feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin roof! >> lehrer: and jeffrey brown remembers legendary film star elizabeth taylor who died today at age 79. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people des
for radiation exposure. japan is using helicopters to dump water on the reactors and scientists are helping to prevent a meltdown. >> we are first and foremost focusing helping any way we can to help the japanese government and the power company contain -- cool down the reactors and contain it and stop the leaking. >> reporter: u.s. helicopters are still flying in relief supplies. on the ground the search continues for survivors as the death toll quickly climbs. the good news for japan, the stock market there rebounded after two dismal days. u.s. markets may follow the trend today but with both a nuclear crisis and a humanitarian disaster, japan will face years of recovery. >> reporter: damages from the earthquake and tsunami are estimated between 150 and $200 billion without a possible nuclear meltdown. >> sherry, thank you very much. >>> let's get more information on the nuclear problems in japan. >> joining us now by phone, neal cheehan from the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. >> we are looking at new assessments of this explosion and the
reportedly near or on a bus carrying u.s. soldiers at the frankfurt airport. amy kellogg is following this breaking story live from london. amy. >> reporter: yes, we're trying to piece together the information. we're getting it at this point various press agencies on the ground, pretty much now the frankfurt police and the u.s. military, who are investigating this. two people dead, we understand, one, a u.s. soldier, when allegedly a 21-year-old shooter from kosovo opened fire on a bus, carrying u.s. soldiers, at the frankfurt airport. now, this just happened, so, again, we're just piecing together this information. we believe it's one soldier killed, and the driver of the bus, and then two people taken to the hospital. you know the airport base, the medical center, which is part of the u.s. military s. based very close to frankfurt and that is the biggest u.s. military hospital outside the united states. it's where soldiers coming from iraq and afghanistan are treated. again, we don't have information about the actual soldiers on that bus, where they were going, to or from, but we kn
of course sending a massive amount of aid and the u.s. military. the u.s.s. ronald reagan, the carrier strike group has an aircraft carrier and a number of united states ships there assisting in the rescue efforts as well as using-- we saw this in hurricane katrina, of course, the military and coast card using the massive ships as basically floating hospitals where they have fresh water and dave you pointed out earlier, the des desalization process. >> and that's vital and 70 countries offered aid including china which is interesting because they've been very contentious for years and years, especially in the last couple, over an incident that international waters in japan, and we won't get into the particulars, however, china came to their aid and offered condolences, offered money and as we've pointed out, the united states appears to be leading the way and we're supposed to check in with the 7th fleet of the navy later on this morning what they're doing to help. >> alisyn: you can see already, food ap supplies are distributed by our military and meanwhile, satellite photos are just
>>> good evening. thanks for joining us. >> we begin with major breaking news. american military forces are now actively attacking libya's air defenses >> the airstrikes were launched from navy vessels in the mediterranean and along the libyan coast. 112 tomahawk cries missiles have been fired. >> they were fired from american navy subs and destroyers as well as a british sub. the strikes were deployed so that they could set up a no-fly zone. that no-fly zone will be led by the european forces. >> the united states, actingwith a broad coalition that is committed to enforcing united nations' security council resolution 1973 which calls for the protection of the libyan people. >> reporter: france launching a military operation to protect civilians in libya. a again much official says that fighter jets attacking the libyan forces in the opposition strong hold of benghazi. it is the first international military operation against muammar qaddafi. the operation comes just days after the u.s., europe and the arab world announced a plan. >> our air force will oppose any action by colonel
. a great interview. that's all for us tonight. >> i did too. >> that's all for tonight, and matthew and his bongoes. >>> good morning. anti-government protests are growing louder across the middle east today. more change could be on the way for the region. meanwhile, the international military forces are focusing right now on libya. also an apology in japan. after more workers are exposed to potentially deadly levels of radiation. and what's being blamed for this overexposure? a communications error. all this while fears grow that one reactor at that plant could be leaking. from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, this is your cnn start morning. hello to you all. glad you could spent some part of your saturday morning with us. i'm t.j. holmes. i do want to start now, though, in japan with the growing concern over radiation levels in the ocean water around that damaged nuclear plant. radiation levels in the air at least seem to be decreasing. paula hancock's live for us in tokyo. hello to up. what are they saying about this possible leak of one of those reaccour reactor cores. that's a key c
will tell you that the systems used by agencies are fine. the systems that trigger uses are fine and the budget is where the decisions are made anyway. the important data set that is used for oversight and -- by the government and public is not good enough to be used. there are efforts under way to correct the problem. it is a good example about how there it is a lot of excitement around usaspending.gov, but the data has been unusable since the 1970's. the systems we use to track tax expenditures are worse. no one bothers to go back and check whether the estimates issued are correct after the numbers come in to the irs. the two systems used to track our never reconciled with one another. legislative information is still a rite of passage for technologists like myself. at this point, congress is making positive improvements but it is still difficult to work with. we never have access to the source data. we want the files that are the base line ingredients used to draft legislation. we can see them in the pdf's released but it cannot get the actual files. one more step back. i want
is working frantically to prevent nuclear meltdowns. greg palkot joins us live north of tokyo from the latest on the recovery efforts. >> reporter: that japanese prime minister went on to say it's going to take the determination of people like the folks in these coastal town in northeastern japan and people throughout the region to deal with the situation. they are getting hit on all fronts. as you noted there is a nuclear catastrophe up the coast from where we are. today we saw another nuclear reactor stricken by the earthquake that hit here on friday. sea water had to be poured into the reactor to cool it down to avoid a full scale meltdown. still evacuation of the region around this nuclear reactor complex continues and the screening for radiation poisoning also continues as the death toll builds. yesterday we heard from a police official in one region in this area, he said, hey, i think there is about 10,000 people from my region. he said today, i think there is about 10,000 people dead in my region. people are surviving as we move around this area, they are finding harder and harder to s
in the city there. adam, what can you tell us about the nuclear concerns there? >> reporter: yeah, here is at the fish market, the japanese coast, 70 miles away from the first reactor you're talking about, the one that caused the problem the last couple of days before the new reactor up the close from there caused problems and people were talking about the threat at that does exist around this entire region because the fact you have three separate reactors that people are extremely worried about. that evaluation area we're told is about 15 miles in circumference. and up to 200,000 people for sure have already been evacuated and the government says maybe as many as 300,000 will be evacuated and we do know that there are at least 19 scientists on at least one site where they're going through and checking each person being brought out to see what kind of radiation con tamation they've been exposed to. >> yeah, adam, we've been seeing video of some of that radiation testing going on. where do you put more than 200,000 people who were evacuated in the middle of an earthquake zone? >> well, w
of terrorism after the u.s. drops 40 missiles and tomahawk cruise missiles targets sites. >> steve: joining us from the site where that plane was shot down yesterday, rick, do we know, whose plane was that and who did shoot it down? >> reporter: we can confirm now who that plane belonged to. we believe we're the only network have located the fighter jet that shot down out of the skies of benghazi, yesterday morning. behind me is the engine of that jet, the wings, char pieces remains and the photographer was rolling on the jet that was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into that area on the southern edge of the city and what we're hearing from locals is that they believe the pilot, who was an opposition fighter as opposed to gaddafi directed this wounded jet into this area that's unpopulated and old adoption home. and the pilot put the jet here and we know that the pilot had a family and ejected far too late and we found the harness from his ejecting seat out of the seat itself and to clear up confusion we found a tail section of the jet pointed with the old royal jet and the new flag for t
, we are going to look atmore money being spent to put oil in the tank. more money for those of us with home heating oil. >> those of you in the dark blue states are the lucky ones. your gas prices are lowest. new york and out west, prices are fast approaching $4 a gallon. in some places, $4 has been topped. an i reporter sent us this, $4.09 a gallon for gas. it cost $70 to fill up. it will last a week or so. a hike like this in the price of gas is especially tough. what is driving the price of gas higher? the violence in libya. we are hearing of fierce battles in zawiya not far from tripoli. it's a similar story in tripoli. a u.s. official tells cnn the protesters are well armed and could carry on the fight for some time. that means tanks and antiaircraft guns. >> what war? what war? then we will die. >> everybody using guns before the people. anybody makes a small move, they kill them. >> the heavy fighting caused them to flee for the border. it's causing a humanitarian crisis. many are in tent cities in the tunisian border. police arrived yesterday to try to help the situation.
morning, march 14th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and thanks for joining us on this monday morning. you can see, these are just some of the images which have been coming in, and frankly, they speak for themselves. they're just unimaginable. >> the devastation that we first saw here friday morning, and now, in the days after this disaster in japan, we continue to get more images, more video of exactly the impact that this is having on this nation and the people there. damage estimates in the tens of billions of dollars. but, of course you can't put a dollar figure on the loss of life. and the loss of life as the death toll estimates continue to increase hour by hour in the region. >> they do. and you hear those numbers and you know how well-prepared japan was to deal with something of this magnitude. frightening to think what could have been. the sheer magnitude of this catastrophe is frankly, staggering. the numbers barely begin to tell the story but they do give you a very good idea of where we stand at this hour. the official death toll is currently 2800. one po
see that across the eastern u.s., quite a variety of temperatures. binghamton, new york, 28 degrees. there is snow falling in new england this morning. and cape hatteras, 62 degrees. so not bad at all. the forecast for today, a lot of clouds. we'll have periods of rain and showers and then maybe this afternoon some thunderstorms, some of which could be strong. look for a high in d.c. today in the upper 50s and down to the south into the 60s. that's a look at the weather. now another check on this morning's rush hour traffic from julie wright. >>> a couple of things have popped up on us on the roads. on the outer loop from springfield in the direction of the wilson bridge, accident right here along the right side of the road. they are in the process of moving it. it is behind the overhead sign but they are in the process of moving it to the right shoulder. until that happens, big delays from van dorn over to eisenhower past the scene. then as you can see, the pace improves headed for the wilson bridge. but it's bunched up as you travel f
think today will be quiet and thursday and friday mostly quiet. some impulses bringing us a chance of rain here and there. cooler days are ahead after today. high today in the 60s but after that we'll be in the 50s for a couple of days and even cooler. more sunshine toward the latter part of the week. here are the current temperatures around the region. 52 degrees in washington. 50 in ab app list -- annapolis. 47 in martinsberg, west virginia and in fredericksberg it is 59. look for partial sunshine this morning and clouds during the course of the afternoon and tonight. chance of rain late tonight but during the daytime we are dry and highs in the low to mid- 60s. we'll have more shortly and rights now let's go to julie wright and get an update on traffic. >>> a lot going on. unfortunately we have received word of a fatal crash that will tie-up your commute on brandywine road between cedarville road and baden westville road. the big story this morning is the baltimore washington parkway. the accident involving the overturned vehicle northbound before the exit for 95. some traffic i
the situation in libya as "unique" and said the u.s. intervened militarily to prevent a humanitarian crisis. >> it's true that america cannot use our military wherever repression occurs. and given the costs and risks of intervention, we must always measure our interests against the need for action. but that cannot be an argument for never acting on behalf of what's right. of course, there is no question that libya and the world would be better off with gadhafi out of power. i along with many other world leaders have embraced that goal. and will actively pursue it through non-military means. but broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake. >> and to further that point on regime change, the president said "weapon went down that road in iraq." he also said that history is not on gadhafi's side. he says nato will assume full control of the libyan mission wednesday, and the u.s. will play a supporting role, reducing the risk and the cost of the operation. >>> the president's speech was not enough to satisfy some critics on capitol hill. house speaker john boehner
-- we also have a line set up for active duty military. you can also e-mail us and we are on twitter. we will read your tweets on the air this morning. this is the story in "the washington post" yesterday looking at the war in afghanistan. "the afghan war is not worth fighting, most in the u.s. say." host: what do you think? is the war in afghanistan worth fighting? do you think it has been productive so far? if you think this time for a pullout? fairfax, virginia. jack joins us. good morning. caller: good morning. i had a comment about the war and one other comment. i do not think it is worth fighting. we're spending $2 billion per week and countless companies are just taking this money. it cannot be accounted for. that is why i think the republicans are all four wards because the money goes overseas and it cannot be accounted for. if it stays in the country under social programs, at least there's some accountability. my other point, you know, these guys like eric cantor and paul ryan and boehner -- they are all under federal employees health benefits. they pay $430 per month. the very
, david applegate of the u.s. geological survey will discuss the threat of earthquakes and other july 6 -- your logic hazards. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] host: good morning, friday, march 18. we will open up the phone lines for your comments today on the story that is most important to you. we will put the phone numbers on the screen right away. unfolding news about the u.n. security council and possible air strikes against libya, and continuing crises in japan and the budget story at home. the most significant new was story. we will go to your phone calls right away to hear what is most important to you in a week of unfolding big issues. we will go to the newspapers as we are waiting for your calls. as you can see, britain, france, and the united states are lined up for air strike against coffee -- gaddafi. it suggests in the newspapers the airplanes may well immediately. "the chicago tribune" tells us american officials expect the united states would do the heavy lifting in a campaign that may includ
what deficit means. and most of all of us do. but sometimes we think it's some big words coming out of washington, not realizing what it really is. it means you're spending money you don't have. in fact, arguably every time you buy something with your credit card, you're deficit spending. you don't is -- don't have the cash in your pocket to buy the new television set so you put it on the credit card. you borrow the money you spend money that you don't have. now if we were like the great state of texas, where we have a balanced budget requirement in the constitution, in texas, then the texas legislature, they can't deficit spend. they can't spend money they don't have. they have a no deaf constituent -- no deficit spending rule in their constitution. you spend what the projected revenues are and that's it. sometimes it's real tough. to make things work. but you know what, they always somehow figure out a way to get it done this year is no exception. it's tough in texas. and they're doing the things we're trying to do here in this house. they're reducing their spending. as our state
of anything coming to the united states. medically or radiation that will alarm us. the key is that the container holds and that's the difference between chernobyl and makes it different than 3 mile island. >> it hadn't been under emergency watch for a possible explosion as pressure built up following the hydrogen blast in unit 1. adam housley joining us now a lot going on. first of all did you feel that blast? >> well, we felt the ground shake. we are not sure if it was an aftershock or explosion. we had a number of shakes one this morning that woke us up. there was a 6.2 and something lighter. we don't know because we were down here in an area that had been leveled about 6 feet high when the first initial tsunami came through here. i will recap the last 30 minutes as we were getting out of the area the loud speakers sirens came off. over the loud speaker a voice came on saying there was a tsunami eminent it was coming our way it was 3 meters. everybody was on bikes on foot running, driving, high tailing it out of the area as quickly as they could. behind me about 30 boats
, the obama administration is looking into dipping into emergency oil reserves. >> kate amara and joins us from washington with more details. >> the price of gas jumped 33 cents in the last two weeks. the second biggest price spike on record. >> it is getting pretty expensive. >> gas is averaging $3.51 a gallon. the escalating conflict in libya it is driving the trend. >> it has caused this tremendous increase in the last number of weeks. >> bill daley says tapping into the petroleum reserve is one option. >> the issue of the reserves is one we are considering. it is something that has been done and very rare occasions. >> republicans say there are better solutions. >> we need to find more of our own energy. we should explore offshore and for natural gas and to explore in alaska's. >> rising gas prices could slow the recovery. >> it is another headwind again stronger economic growth. >> that was kate amara reporting. a bill is under review that would allow dog lovers to bring their pets out to be with them if their restaurant has outdoor seating. pets are banned at all restaurants. states
to their own devices and leadership, can find a way to have us strike a middle ground for the rest of the fiscal year. i'm hoping that this is the last one of these temporary extensions we have so that those who rely upon the continuing fuppeding of government departments, vendors, employees, and institutions, will be able to do so. i think it's fertile for a good compromise and i hope the house reaches it. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from kentucky. mr. rogers: i yield three minutes to the gentleman from ohio, mr. austria. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. austria: thank you, madam speaker. i thank the chairman for yielding. i rise in support of this short-term continuing resolution which must be passed this week to avoid a shutdown of many important programs and services. our first priority today is job growth. that's why we're putting into place policies that will stop the runaway spending here in washington and help bring more certainty to our financial and bismar
that popped up near the icc working southbound along 95. the crew in sky fox still with us right now showing us the remains of the accident which has been cleared. so all lanes are open southbound along i-95. delays leaving 32 down toward the icc work zone. again chopper brad with a live shot working southbound this morning. no incidents to report now, lanes are open. bw parkway feeling the heat and slowdowns over there leaving 198 toward 197. back inside, southbound along 270, delays out of germantown past mva. slow from montrose toward the split. the outer loop congested. this is the accident off the ramp from the prince william parkway into the h.o.v. lanes headed north. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> the nuclear crisis in japan may have worsened overnight. >> another reactor fire has the government now there widening an evacuation zone and there are fears of a possible partial meltdown. sherry is tracking this from our news room. good morning, sherry. >> reporter: good morning. the situation in japan is deteriorating. u.s. and japanese scientists are trying to contain
people about the u.s. role in libya, our sandra endo has the latest. >> reporter: the president is expected to layout the objective in libya. that speech is set for monday night. he continues to defend his decision in the conflict. in the weekly radio address, the president touted the successes of the efforts so far saying that u.s. and coalition forces have successfully knocked down moammar gadhafi's defense mechani mechanisms. the president says the u.s. had to get involved in order to save lives. >> the united states should not and cannot intervene every time there is a crisis somewhere in the world. i firmly believe that when innocent people are being brutalized. when someone like moammar gadhafi threatened a blood bath to destabilize an entire region and the entire international community is coming together to save thousands of lives, it is in our national interest to act. >> reporter: the president is facing criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say there is a lack of congressional involvement in libya. president obama yesterday held a conference call with le
in the air and wounded 11 workers. meanwhile, u.s. resources are arrived to help the country responded to friday's earthquake that killed more than 10,000. japan's prime minister says it was the worst crisis since world war ii. while japan works to control its nuclear facilities from a third explosion, here and the united states, some lawmakers are asking for a halt to our nuclear power facilities. your thoughts on the that this morning. we will begin with "the new york times" and their head line. "u.s. nuclear push may be in peril." also this morning, it notes and "the washington post" -- a wary look at u.s. nuclear plants. regulators are reviewing license applications for 20 reactors -- yesterday on the sunday show, senator joseph lieberman, independent, talked about whether or not to have a temporary halt on nuclear power. here is what he had to say. >> we have 104 nuclear power plants in our country. every year, once a year, fema, nuclear regulatory commission, they go through emergency planning to see what they would do if it's a disaster struck. -- if a disaster struck. the reali
. violence rips law the middle east and the arab world. and now the u.s. is handed over control of the no-fly zone to nato but the u.s. military is still deeply involved. so what is going on? a live report moments away. and a muslim teacher asks for three weeks off to go on a pilgrimage and the school says "no way," she did not work there long enough and the department of justice is suing the school. what is up with that? >> states want to tax big corporations to fix their deficit instead of changing policy so now one big company, caterpillar, employs thousands of people, is ready to flee illinois. could this happen in your state? we continue right now with "fox and friends" this morning. >> welcome, everyone. you are watching "fox and friends" today. >> welcome to "fox and friends" on saturday morning. thank you for waking up with us. that is dave briggs and heather is here and i am clayton. >> lots going on today. >>dave: we start with new developments in libya where rebels have retaken the key town of ajdabiya after a fierce battle with muammar qaddafi forces and rick is live inside th
as the president debated whether or not the u.s. could start arming rebel groups. >>> it was 30 years ago today that a gunman fired shots at president ronald reagan. a look back at that day and the only local tv interview with jim brady, the press secretary who suffered life-altering wounds in the assassination attempt. fox 5 morning news starts right now. >>> let's take a look outside as we look at traffic on the wilson bridge, early on this wednesday morning. it's march 30th, getting close to the end of the month. one more day left in this third month of the year. good morning, i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. glad that you are with us today. and i seem to recall this is going to be the nicest day of the week. did i miss that. >> i think yesterday might have been. i think you might have missed it. >> i missed it. i was hoping for this day. >> but this might be the nicest moment of this particular day. >> there you go, live for the moment. enjoy the next few minutes, it's going to be nice. and then we have the changes. >> and it's done. >> and it's over. yesterda
on 118, we're hearing only one lane of traffic is getting by. please use caution and expect delays in the area. a wide view of the area and show you that other places checking out ok. especially 270. no incidents or accidents here. notice the yellow. we have a good amount of volume from 80 to 109. let's move it over to the maps again. this time, we're going to zero in on our outer loop north of the district. tracking that trip from route one college park all the way to 270, looks like outside, more drivers hit the pavement between new hampshire avenue over to georgia. we're also tracking your travel times. good morning, virginia. 66 headed eastbound. no incidents. looks like from the fairfax county parkway, an 11 minute drive is getting longer. 13 minutes on the inner loop. on the toll road itself, no problems approaching the capital beltway. mike, we'll see the toll road in real time at 6:12. >> sounds good, angie. at the top of the hour, let's get to some of the stories happening today. prince george's county executive baker will deliver his state of the economy address. he is tr
day sings. tell us what you think about it we will strike up the bands later. we have a lot of news to tell you about. intense battles air forces loyal to muammar qaddafi have been pounding rebels with air strikes. heavy fighting on the ground as rebels move toward tripoli. gun fire in tripoli but it may be in celebration. rebel forces propelled another qaddafi attack. they have a possible massacre of citizens there as dozens were killed yesterday. 8 british troops were taken captive by libyan rebels as they try to send an envoy to the qaddafi government. negotiations are underway for theory leaf. a powerful and deadly tornado living a small town of rain, louisiana in terrible condition. the person who died was a young mother trying to protect her child when a tree fell on their house. the child did make it out okay. many residents are po without power. take a look at this youtube video it shows the skies over louisiana right around the time the torna tornado touched down. what they can expect today. >> they are a lot better today fort fatly the rain moved through the area. we are g
rights to use kiley's image because he sign aid release when he first posed for the photo. the firefighter is considering a lawsuit. cnn "newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >>> hello to you. bombs and missiles followfalling on targets again. french war planes struck a military command center just a couple of miles south of tripoli. no word yet as to damage or casualties, but here's one big question today -- were these war planes operating on orders from the coalition, from an american general, or, as we look at this map here, was this one of the first missions of the brand new nato-controlled enforcement of the u.n.'s no-fly zone? the answer to that means a lot, both operationally and historically. plenty to get to right now here top of the hour. we'll take you live to paris where the french military is talking about those specific air strikes. we're also going to take you live to the white house, looking ahead to president obama's speech that will be dedicated to the military action in libya. that's tonight 7:30 eastern. we'll also take you of course to the ground i
that you're hearing today, information is coming from your agency and is telling us that we have a lot of stuff we can use for many years and that is the whole problem with alternative sources of energy is it's still not competitive in the marketplace. why? because overall we still have a very abundant supply of energy ahead of us. but what's interesting is in 2008 now energy secretary chu told "the wall street journal" energy prices are the linchpin to an energy overall. somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels of europe. so we actually have people in washington who are working to get that price up when the rest of america is going to the pump and seeing a 50-dollar fell in their car jumped $75 that's crunching the family budget. so i would just like to have some responses to some of the other panel members today just real quickly how you may respond we will start maybe to the far left over there, to my left, your response to some of these comments and statements that we've heard today. >> in terms of what specific aspect -- >> well, about -- i th
by rand health, lead to a much larger reduction in the use of medical care, and seriously compromise access to needed health care. there are a lot more thoughtful ways to harness the cost of medicaid than what the colleges are proposing. it reflects the common sense of philosophy among individuals of federal and state government. the medicaid maintenance is the state's responsibility in the near term until full health reform is reached in 2014. after that, 100% of the cost of medicaid expansion included in health reform will be born by the federal government and phased down to 90% in 2020. furthermore, the aca costs state to the federal government, and institutes delivery system reform, and finance the state efforts to establish medical homes in medicaid which will improve care for those with substantial health need. we give the states important tools to fight fraud in the medicare and medicaid. we need to think about the profound devastation some of the republicans proposals would have on working families and the state health agencies that serve them. i've been here for a long time.
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